Columns

Stop Making the Insurgents Feel Good, By Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

On 7 December 1941, the Imperial Japanese Navy attacked the Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, forcing the United States into the Second World War. Two and a half months later, on 19 February 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued an Executive Order under which Japanese-American men, women and children would…
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Columns

Aribisala’s Hallucinations and Other Varieties of Nightmare, By Sunday Dare

“Aribisala should ask himself in good conscience what he would have done if he was in Asiwaju’s shoes and there is an open threat to democratic norms and values.” “It seems Mr Aribisala is having endless sleepless nights over the person of Bola Tinubu and indeed the emergence of APC…
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Columns

Towards an Ethnicity of Values, By Okey Ndibe

For me, one of the most disconcerting facts about public discourse in Nigeria—including intellectual exchanges—is the rampant, if not default, deployment of ethnic or religious sentiments. Confronted with issues of moral urgency that demand the taking of principled positions, far too many Nigerians find comfort in embarrassing expediencies shaped by…
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Columns

Boko Haram, poverty and threats to Nigeria’s democracy, By Bola Tinubu

“Instead of choosing public servants, elections in Nigeria have been basically to select a new aristocracy, an elected royalty.” POVERTY AND TERRORISM THREATEN THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR DEMOCRACY I thank all of you for participating in this maiden Freedom House lecture on democracy. I want to express special appreciation to…
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Columns

Nigeria and Deceptive Politics – The Ekiti Example, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú 

Will a Fayose have the guts to run for the position of a city clerk in the United States? Of course not! A Fayose would have been cooling his heels in some medium security prison long ago! ========================= There is a moral paradox at the heart of our food-for-vote democratic…
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Friday Sermon

[FRIDAY SERMON] Death of Arisekola Alao: A Reminder of the Destroyer of Pleasure, By Imam Murtada Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, most Merciful All praise and thanks are due to Allah. We praise and give thanks to Him. We seek His aid and ask for His forgiveness and we seek Allah’s refuge from the evil of ourselves and from our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah…
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